New amphitheatre in Quebec is a unique landmark

This new amphitheater, designed by architect Paul Laurendeau, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, reflects itself in the waters of the St. Lawrence River
Story by: David Renwick
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Large windows flood the foyer with light

Architect: Atelier Paul LaurendeauAbout the project (text supplied): This new amphitheater designed by architect Paul Laurendeau in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, reflects itself in the waters of the St. Lawrence River, creating drama, surprise and contrast, immediately becoming an urban landmark.

The building gives shape to a receptive place for performance arts under a sharp 7,200 square meter rectangular roof, 26 meters tall, that shelters up to 3,500 fixed seats, the remaining 5,200 seats being on the grass. indoor and outdoor spaces blend and give a new identity to the site, formerly occupied by a paper mill.


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The roof is suspended high above the amphitheatre

The name of the city appears in 6-meter high, cross laminated timber panels, and sits along the coastline in front of the amphitheater, like a giant sign reminiscent of ship containers moving along the seaway.

Monumental in scale but light, open and hospitable at the same time, the new amphitheater in Trois-Rivières, named after the telecommunication company Cogeco, occupies a strategic area in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

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This massive doorway is certainly imposing

It faces, with its impressive tapered red roof, the St. Quentin Island, at the confluence between the St. Maurice and the St. Lawrence rivers. Large enough to accommodate 8,700 people, besides becoming the city’s new landmark with its iconic roof hovering above the horizon, it is today an incomparable venue and a major attraction for the region.

Dec 07, 2017





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